The life and work of Conlon Nancarrow, a composer who turned an anachronistic gadget, the player piano, into a vehicle for greatness. This half-hour portrait includes interviews with family, friends, and other composers, interweaving the man and his music in ways that illuminate both.
Interviewees in Order:
Ardis Wodehouse Julio Estrada Mako Nancarrow Julio Estrada Letter of Ed Lending read by Forrest Miller Conlon Nancarrow Kyle Gann Yoko Seguira Nancarrow Kyle Gann Yoko Conlon Yoko Eva Soltes Mako Yoko Julio Estrada Yoko Eva Soltes Julio Estrada Yoko Eva Soltes Yoko Ursula Oppens Yoko Mako Yoko Kyle Gann Mako
Music Selections in Order:
Study #40b Shreveport Stomp: Jelly Roll Morton Just Snap Your Fingers at Care: Arr. And played by George Gershwin Study #43 Study #21 Study #2b Study #43 Study #1 Study #3a Study #40a Study #12 Study #21 Study #26 Study #27 Study #41a Study #45b Study #43 Study #43b
Writer/Producer/Narrator: Helen Borten Mix Engineer: Marilyn Ries
All Other Minds programs available, with additional print and photo materials, at http://www.radiOM.org.